Welcome to the Zion NMDP℠ Collection Center.

A great place to save a life

About our Zion location

Our center in Zion, IL is located just north of Chicago, blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan, this facility is a NMDP℠ partner location that shares space with City of Hope Chicago. Premium entertainment options and a dedicated Donor Experience Specialist in a comfortable clinical setting converge to make your donation as smooth and safe as possible.

What airport do I fly to?

You will fly into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport or Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, both airports are approximately 40 miles from the center.

What part of town will I be staying in?

Most of our donors choose to stay in nearby Kenosha Wisconsin. Just 20 minutes from our Zion collection center, Kenosha is a lake-side town with a beach boardwalk, electric street cars, museums (including a dinosaur museum and a Civil War museum), public markets, lighthouses, a sculpture garden, a Native American nature sanctuary, and an abundance of restaurants and shops.

For donors wishing to be as close as possible to the collection center, we also offer the option of staying right in Zion. Either way, your Donor Experience Specialist will ensure a car service or ride share is set up to get you from your hotel to and from your collection.

Our Donor Experience Specialist

Meet your contacts

NMDP℠ specifically created the Donor Experience Specialist role so donors always have a friendly go-to person to make it all a little easier. Not sure about your procedure itinerary? Need a restaurant recommendation? Our Donor Experience Specialists are here to support you every step of the way.

Mackenzie Onan, Donor Experience Specialist

Mackenzie Onan

Donor & Collection Experience Specialist

Mackenzie is a born and raised Midwesterner who grew up along Lake Michigan. She comes from an emergency medical services background and still spends weekends working as a paramedic at an amusement park. Mackenzie has dreamed of working for NMDP℠ since she donated bone marrow a few years ago, and she is excited to be a part of your experience.

Juan Pena

Donor Experience Specialist

A dedicated parent and experienced youth baseball coach, Juan knows about guiding people through a new experience. He admires the generosity of donors, particularly since it creates hope for loved ones to spend extra time together.

Been there, donated that

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

This is one of the best things I have ever done. I would do it 100 times over. Donating is a true once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference for somebody.

Blood Stem Cell Donor

Contact the Zion Collection Center

Questions? We’ve got answers.
Contact us for any information you may need.

2520 Elisha Ave.
Zion, IL 60099
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